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Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Deflate Boston, as Does Pending Suspension

1. Deflate Gate: * Official Anderson said he has never seen balls disappear in his twenty year career. Hmm in the one game when balls are being watched more than ANY other game in NFL history he loses sight of them. Allowing McNally to leave the room with the footballs was part of the sting. […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: So Deflating…..

1. Deflategate: * If you were in Vegas and bet the first half of AFC Championship game – could you sue the NFL for conducting a sting operation and impacting the integrity of the game? * Tom Brady must go on the offensive – call out every QB that manipulates the footballs starting with self-confessed […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: NFL Draft, Red Sox and Pandas

1. NFL Draft: * If I’m Tampa I throw up in my mouth when I see Jamis Winston mocking people with the picture of himself celebrating the draft with crab legs * Who were the advisors to the 14 underclassman who declared for the draft but didn’t get drafted * Sign of a program’s decline […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: NFL Draft, Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight, Kentucky Derby!

1. NFL Draft: * Patriots will draft past my bed time (Editor’s note – they did and took Malcolm Brown) * First pick year after Super Bowl wins: 2002 – Daniel Graham (traded up from 32 to 21 also gave up 96th and 234rd) / 2004 – Ben Watson / 2005 – Logan Mankins * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bully Cavs Abuse Celtics, Loscutoff Breaks TV

1. Celtics: * My original title was going to be – “Soft Celtics Embarrass the City” – but they showed a little manhood down the stretch * The count of Celtics that hit the floor hard without repercussions – Crowder twice, Sullinger, Bass, Isaiah * You knew the Celtics were soft when they kept letting […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Celts play hard, Sox who cares, Crazy Brothers

1. Celtics: * Team has to watch Larry Bird films on how to box out (Zeller please fight harder) * Avery Bradley (Ainge’s only bad move this year – signing him), 4-14 from three point land in the series and it seemed every miss reversed momentum for Cleveland – he also is getting torched by […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Day Weekend!

1. Seasons the Bruins missed the playoffs by decade: 1940’s – 2 1950’s – 2 1960’s – 7 1970’s – 0 1980’s – 0 1990’s – 2 2000’s – 3 2010’s – 1 2. Red Sox rotation: Being paid $36mm and has a 6.16 ERA – last year combined 44-49 / 4.56 ERA

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Sink, Celtics Surge, Red Sox Drag

1. Bruins: * By Marchand scoring a meaningless goal with one minute left Saturday night the Bruins picked up a point and the LA Kings jumped in front of the Bruins in the draft * Chiarelli should have never taken questions on the season with a game left and playoffs still possible last week * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins at the Brink

1. Bruins: * They skated hard last night but couldn’t beat the eliminated Panthers – that tells me there isn’t enough talent on the team * Brett Connolly three minor penalties – one allowed a huge power play goal (that’s what he gets for spelling his last name wrong) * Tuukka Rask you are no […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Opening Day!

1. Red Sox Preview: * Predictions – 86 wins only because every team in their division went backwards * All that money and no bullpen – I predict blown saves to go over at 12 * Pawtucket Outfield Payroll – $11.5mm / Astros $9.1mm / Tampa $8.6mm * Over and Under 4 – Glares by […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Rondo Doesn’t Help, All Stars, Patriot Dismantling

1. Last award winners: MVP – Pedroia (2008) / Tom Brady (2010) / Bird (1986) / Esposito (1974) Rookie of the Year – Pedroia (2007) / Curtis Martin (1995) / Bird (1980) / Raycroft (2004) Coach of the Year – Fitch (1980) / Julien (2009) / Belichick (2010) / Jimy Williams (1989) 2. Since January […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox, Russians Are Coming, Obama in Selma

1. Red Sox stat: * If I was another team, I would make a run at Jackie Bradley while his value is down – best defensive outfielder in baseball counts for something * Brock Holt would have a place on my team any day * Allen Craig has two hits – trade him right now […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Daylight Savings, Pistol Pete and 6-4-3

1. Red Sox stat: * The 1949 Red Sox hit into 207 double plays in 154 games – eight players hit into double digit double plays: Doerr (31), Tebbetts, Goodman, Stephens, Pesky, Zarilla, Williams, DiMaggio 2.  Like father like son: The Hulls scoring 50 goals * Brett Hull 1990-1991 – 50 goals in 49 games […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Celtics on Exciting Run but Lose 26-Point Lead

1. Celtics: * They are exciting BUT you can’t lose a 26-point lead to the top team in the league – horrendous game by Brad Stevens. His team lacked composure, shot selection (step back, defended three pointers – team shot 8 for 31 from three point land), no ball movement * They have become must […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Comebacks, Championships and Doobie Brothers

1. Local Stars the year after missing a season (or the majority of a season) * Ted Williams – 1946 – 38 HR / 123 RBI / .342 * Ted Williams – 1954 – 29 HR / 89 RBI / .345 * Larry Bird………1989 – 24.3 points / 9.5 rebounds / 7.5 assists * Cam Neely……..1993           […]